U.S. Containment of China “Dangerous and Unnecessary”: Quincy Institute Columnist

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The U.S. policy of containing China is “dangerous and unnecessary,” opined Daniel Larison, a regular columnist at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.

Washington often denies that it seeks to contain Beijing, but actions have spoken louder than words, Larison wrote in an article recently published by the Washington, D.C.-based think tank.

“Through export controls, increased military spending, and expanded base access, the United States aims to weaken China economically and keep it hemmed in, even at the risk of a great power conflict,” Larison argued.

“America has pursued a militarized ‘containment’ approach before, with results that can only be described as disastrous for millions across the world,” the columnist warned.